(Trikonasana) Triangle Pose Benefits

Triangle Yoga Pose

The triangle pose benefits the body’s flexibility, straightens and elongates the spine, helps to strengthen the legs, arms, ankles and feet, and opens the area surrounding the hips. This pose replicates the triangle’s innate stability, a geometric form which embodies support, balance and strength. While breathing rhythmically and deeply, focus on being still while…

Research Shows That Neck Pain is More Common in Women

8 Yoga Poses for Neck and Shoulders

Researchers reveal that neck pain is more prevalent in women when compared to men, regardless of age or occupation. Young women who are stressed have more neck pain compared to their male counterparts. Everyday life is also seen to be more stressful by women. There’s a continuing debate as to why joint and muscle…

A Guide to Winter Food Infographic

A Guide to Winter Food Infographic

Bananas are filled with nutrients, in particular potassium. The usefulness of foods like bananas, which are rich in potassium, in lowering blood pressure, is well researched. A banana offers 440 mg of potassium, which will help with the regulation of heart function and also fluid balance, a key factor in the regulation of blood…

10 Scientifically Proven Happiness Hacks

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Happiness can have many different meanings, depending on who you talk to. Each person has their own vision of happiness and what it means to be happy. Psychologists, for example, understand happiness as an emotion that is produces when someone believes to have reached a goal. We tend to define happiness as subjective well-being…

(Shalabhasana) Yoga Full Locust Pose Benefits

Full Locust Pose

The full locust pose benefits the buttocks, lower back, and backs of the thighs. The full locust pose firms the upper arms, helps to relieve posture and lower back problems, improving concentration, energising the entire body, and increasing circulation. Start by lying on the stomach with the chin resting on the floor and arms…

Daytime Nap Lowers Average Blood Pressure after Mental Stress

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Sleeping for about 60 minutes in the daytime could lower average blood pressure following mental stress. Researchers looked at how a daytime nap impacts cardiovascular recovery after a stress test, and discovered that those individuals who slept for a minimum of 45 minutes in the daytime had lower average blood pressure following psychological stress…

What You Need to Know About Cancer Vaccines

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Many people have a family member or a friend who has struggled with cancer, and improved treatments with an aim for a cure for this deadly disease may extend hope for millions. Fortunately, the success of cancer vaccines in recent years has brought the dream of a cure closer, and has created an effective…

Coffee and Sex Triggers That Increase the Risk of Brain Aneurysm

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As a result of having sex to drinking coffee to blowing your nose, the risk of rupturing a brain aneurysm could temporarily be increased. Researchers revealed 8 key triggers which seem to raise the risk of intracranial aneurysm, a weakness within the wall of a blood vessel in the brain that commonly results in…

Balancing Stick Yoga Pose (Tuladandasana)

Balancing Stick Yoga Pose

The balancing stick pose will give the circulatory system a good workout. It will tone and firm the hips, buttocks, legs and shoulders. The balancing stick pose improves balance, concentration and mental focus. It will also improve body posture will improve as well, as the shoulder and lower back muscles will be strengthened. Standing…

6 Unusual And Easy Ways to Help Lose Weight

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1. Eat Chocolate Eating any kind of chocolate at least five times per week leads to weight loss, according to medical school professor Dr. Beatrice Golomb. Her research shows that a girl weighing 120 pounds is likely to lose five pounds by doing so. Sounds too good to be true? Professor Lambert of Penn…

LDL Cholesterol Needed For Gaining More Muscle Mass

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Low-density lipoprotein, usually referred to as LDL cholesterol, the so called “bad cholesterol”, might not be so bad after all, in particular with individuals who exercise. Researchers reveal that LDL cholesterol isn’t as bad as it’s been made out to be and that new attitudes should be put into practice regarding the substance. The…

Research Shows That ADHD Adults Are More Creative

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Research has found that ADHD adults experienced more creative achievement compared to non ADHD adults. According to statistics, ADHD adults make up 4.1% of the U.S. adult population. The study is a follow-up to previous research, which focused on laboratory measures of creativity and found that ADHD adults show better performance on tests of…